project about disease of the day
I dont understand this Biology question and need help to study.
the scenario is
A 52 year old male entered your clinic complaining of nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, fatigue and fever symptoms that had started about 2 weeks earlier, shortly after he returned from a hunting trip. Although the fever and nausea had decreased, he still was experiencing diarrhea, headaches, aching joints and muscle pain. He noted that he and his 2 companions from the hunting trip had eaten some of the bear meat during the trip, and that one of his companions had been experiencing symptoms similar to his.
my disease is about trichinosis (round worm)
DISEASE OF THE DAY
PROJECT #1: 75 Points Maximum
This is the first of two projects that you will do this semester. You will be randomly assigned a
scenario for a disease and a date on which you will make a presentation to the class.
The first thing to do is
to evaluate the scenario and determine what you think the disease is in your scenario.
You will most likely have to do some research on a variety of diseases in order to accomplish this. Once you think you know what your disease is, you should give the instructor a single page typewritten (double spaced) analysis of why you believe that is the disease.
You should clearly lay out your supporting evidence in this analysis. If your analysis is correct, the instructor will let you know, and you may proceed with the remainder of the project. If your answer is incorrect, the instructor will return the report to you, and you will have to continue to research the project. Do not leave this part of the project to the last minute! It should be turned in to the instructor at least 3 classes prior to the date your presentation is due. This part of the project will be worth a maximum of 10 points. Once you have correctly identified the disease, you may proceed with the remainder of the project. You will have a maximum of 10 minutes to present the following information in a PowerPoint presentation.This part of the project will be worth a maximum of 65 points:
disease name (including correct pronunciation
…if you dont know, look it up!
lysis of the scenario (how/why did you decide that this was the disease?)
etiologic agent (including correct pronunciation of the name of the agent),
key tests for isolation and identification
of this organism
for this microbe!)
how would you isolate and identify this organism in the laboratory?
What specific tests
would you have to do
on a person
to determine that this etiologic agent was present?
means of transmission and usual
l information to include when and who isolated the microbe and any significance
of its name
signs and symptoms of the disease; body system(s) usually affected
microbial virulence mechanisms contributing to the disease process
treatment for the
current research about a vaccine or other means of
Current local and global outbreaks
; what is the incidence of this disease
in San Diego county/southern California, the US, and globally
Internet references, plus any other references used.
an acceptable reference.
Sources of photos used in the present
ation should be
documented in the reference list.
Initial analysis of disease scenario and explanatio
(handed in to instructor prior to oral presentation
Disease name/analysis of scenario (Power point)
Characteristics of etiologic agent (specific)
Key Tests for identification (specific)
symptoms of disease /
Prevention/ Vaccine info, new
Current outbreaks/ cases locally
and globally (with incidence)
General presentation quality (spelling, appropriate use of
scientific terms/words, etc)
properly done and mu
st work. Must have 5,
2 points for each one missing or not working. If
reference not complete (not all 5 parts),
1 for each
When selecting online references, remember that not all information on the WWW is reliable.
edia is not a reliable source and will not be counted as an acceptable reference.
Always try to use journal articles or governmental documents as the “authority,” and not rely on
commercial sites (.com) unless the same information appears in multiple refer
references with the same URL except for the last part will be considered the same reference,
like different pages in a book. Include all sources used; reference books and periodicals by a
Be VERY careful when referencing online
sites. Each underscore, period, or capital letter must
be exact, or we will not be able to find the site. Always check your references before reporting
them by using the OPEN feature on your browser. If your reference will not open, it will not be
toward your grade.
To report your sources, prepare a bibliography
on the last slide of your PowerPoint presentation
ber all references used. Then in
the body of your report, give the number of the
reference you used for information. This is called
end notes, which you have probably used for
other research papers. As with any report, be sure to paraphrase the information you use. If you
choose to use direct quotes from the article, you must use quotation marks. I will be checking
the references, so
be sure NOT to plagiarize!!
There are five required parts of an Internet reference
in order to receive full credit
the author of the article, if available.
title of the article
the date written/updated
Internet address (URL). For example,
.austin.cc.tx.us/microbio/2704/syllabus.html is the URL or reference for this
page, which should show in your browser heading. An easy way to get this reference is
to copy it from your browser and paste into your word processing program, so typos will
the date you visited the site.
Guidelines for PowerPoint Presentation
Your presentation is an important means of exchanging information with your fellow students.
They (and you) will be learning information from these presentations that they wil
l be tested on
at the end of the semester. Therefore, it is important that you do an effective presentation.
All presentations must be done in Power Point and must be brought to class on a standard flash
drive that fits a USB port.
If you do your presentat
ion on a Mac at home, make sure you
test it out on a PC before you bring it to class. We have occasionally had compatibility
problems for people using Macs, especially if the software is older!
time allowed for the talk is 12
minutes, including q
uestions. Therefore, you should plan
your talk for
10 minutes, and allow the last 2
minutes for questions. It is usually a good idea to
plan for about 1 minute per slide in the presentation (you may use your bibliography slide at the
end as an extra slide,
as you will not actually talk about that slide in class). You should also
have a title slide. That means a total of approximately 12 slides.
Make an outline of the information you need to present, decide how many slides you need for
each point you need to
Do not write in complete sentences; use short phrases on the slides as a memory jogger of the
points you need to make.
PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE! Due to the time constraints, it is very important that you
practice delivering your presentation and
time it to see how long it takes. Adjust the content
accordingly during practice to fill the allotted time.
Be prepared! Do not talk about a topic unless you have a slide to go with it. Do talk about every
slide you show. There is an ideal balance between
too little and too much on a slide. The slides
should require some explanation in order to hold the interest of the audience.
Use fonts that will be large enough to read; never use a font smaller than 12 point.
The following pages list some useful links
to websites. They are not the only sites that
are available; there are many more. These will just be there to get you started.
All the Virology on the WWW
Bugs in the News!
Centers for Disease Control and Prev
ention Home Page
CDC Parasitology Diagnostic Web Site
Medline Plus Health Information
Your Gateway to the World of Microbes
Public Health Image Library